Currently reading: Autocar launches new digital home for EVs
Dedicated homepage for electric reflects ramped-up interest in zero-emissions vehicles
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23 November 2020

Autocar has launched its new home for electric vehicles online, in reaction to the growing demand for EV content from its readers.

The new EV homepage on Autocar’s website comprehensively curates the brand’s wide-ranging EV content, spanning in-depth reviews and comparison tests to the latest breaking news and advice, as well as Autocar’s leading video reviews.

Visit the Autocar electric cars hub here

Autocar’s electric content has seen a dramatic upswing in the past 12 months, which will likely continue with the government’s recent announcement of a ban on all new petrol and diesel cars from 2030. One of the brand’s most popular articles across the entire website, 'Top 10 best electric cars' has experienced growth of 268% over the same period. That and other prominent articles such as a comprehensive list of the EVs arriving in 2020 and 2021 are highlighted on the new electric homepage for easy access.

The growing interest in EVs reflects zero-emissions vehicle sales, which for the year to date account for 5.5% of market share, up from 1.4% for the same period last year, according to figures from The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. The trade body predicts that EV market share will exceed 10% in 2022.

Autocar editor Mark Tisshaw said: “The launch of our EV homepage demonstrates how Autocar continues to react to the fast-paced automotive industry, as it has done for the past 125 years. Our EV coverage around everything from reviews to advice and our latest news is booming, underlining the growing demand from consumers to understand the emerging technology. Autocar's accessible expertise is perfectly placed to help EV buyers on their journey as we and they embrace this exciting new technology.”

He added: “With an exciting array of EV launches during 2020 and many more to come over the next few years, there couldn’t be a better time to bring our extensive EV content together in one place.”

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Lapps 24 November 2020

How can we be expected to accept Autocar's advice on EVs when the EV Site itself is sponsored by an individual Manufacturer?

Bob Cat Brian 23 November 2020

I hope this is a page that collates all your EV coverage, not a place where it is filed away and not visible within the main Autocar pages. An important part of the process in the transition to BEVs is their normalisation within the media and public awareness which is something Autocar can help with.  

artill 23 November 2020

Any possibility the increased interest in EVs is due to their Zero tax rate as a company car? 

If Autocar could split the sales figures between fleet and private buyers it would be very interesting. My own experience is that most people with EVs are CoCar drivers, but i do know a couple of very wealthy people who have taken the plunge for local driving, and they love them. 

I believe people will be happy to drive EVs aftert they try them, but they do need to MUCH cheaper before the public buy many.

MrCheesecake 23 November 2020
Second hand prices are coming down. You can buy an i3 for £12k, the monthly repayment on a loan for that is likely to be less than most people's petrol spend.
Bob Cat Brian 23 November 2020

Zoe and Leaf prices might be coming down, I dont know as I have no interest in them, but conversely, i3 prices ARENT coming down, they've been available from £12k for two years, I've been waiting for them to drop further, but as their ages and mileages increase, demand has been increasing too. Had I just commited to a larger loan two years ago I'd have almost paid it off by now.